Book Haul (45)

Book Haul is a feature post which showcases some of the books that I got.


The Help
Kathryn Stockett
Genre: Historical Fiction
Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step....

Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.

Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.

Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody's business, but she can't mind her tongue, so she's lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.

Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women--mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends--view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.
I've watched the movie x number of times, I've read it as an ebook and I've been wanting to listen to the audiobook. I saw this in a book sale and *shrugs* why not? I only have an eBook and it's soooo good to have a hardcopy. *pets book*

From NetGalley

Do you see all that blue? It's soothing and would keep me calm against the probable angst in these books. Thanks NetGalley, Wise Fire Creative Publishing and Sourcebooks Fire.

For My Kindle
Prodigal (The Lost Imperials #2) by Tyler Jolley & Sherry D. Ficklin

For Review

When you read a WTF moment

And that cliffhanger ending


That's why... Thank you BenBella Books. Now, I've got to read what happens.  


Ayanami Faerudo

5 comments:

  1. Great haul this week! I can't wait for Until We Meet Again. I loved The Help! It was a great read and the movie was awesome too. Have a good week! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. The movie made me curious to read the book!

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  2. The Lost Imperial series looks like a steampunk book that I could get into. The Help is suppose to be great. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  3. Great haul! I love the cover of Until We Meet Again, it's so pretty. I hope you enjoy your new books!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    I had no StS post this week, I explain why HERE

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  4. LOL - i like to pet some of my books too ;-)

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